Another day, another NHL replay controversy

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In Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, San Jose's Erik Karlsson scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Sharks a 5-4 win and a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Blues.

The controversy: The assist from Timo Meier that led to Karlsson's goal appeared to have been an illegal hand pass. All four referees missed it, marking another blown call in a postseason filled with them.

The biggest earners left in the NBA and NHL playoffs

Thanks to an exploding NBA salary cap and a wild NHL postseason that saw many of the league's highest-paid players sent home early, the salary disparity between the two leagues has never been more glaring.

Data: NBA salaries from hoopshype.com, NHL salaries from spotrac.com; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios